Right now we are listed on three sites: http://www.topmudsites.com, http://www.mudconnect.com and http://www.mudverse.com. Topmudsites has proven to be the best source for attracting new players as it has a community of its own. Likewise, mudconnect has its own forums and community, making it a good outlet for finding like minded players. It does require an account to vote however. A little extra effort here to support the game. Mudverse is more of a mud search engine. It takes minimal effort to stay on the front page of voting.
For the most part, the players that visit these forums are those who have been apart of the MUD community for years. It's not a genre that sees a lot of newcomers I would imagine. These players can spot an obvious push to the top easily and know to look deeper into the rankings to find a good game. They too are looking for consistency.
Thanks for your help.
Topmudsites.com - http://www.topmudsites.com/vote-shatteredisles.html
Mudverse.com - http://www.mudverse.com/?p=vote&listing_id=276
Mudconnect.com - https://www.mudconnect.com/cgi-bin/vote ... ered+isles
Thanks to everyone that voted. After just one month I realize now that getting to the first page on top mud sites won't be that difficult to achieve, especially as our friends take more of an interest in the game in the upcoming months.
What is the timeline for making an announcement or otherwise spreading the word to more former Dgate players? The Dgate Facebook has slowed down tremendously and I would be concerned about losing part of that audience as the Facebook page begins spiraling down as people begin losing interest.